The first Leica M-series camera in four years retains the design principles of the previous model, the M240, but has a new sensor and processor, as well as wireless data transfer. It is also the first Leica digital camera with removable lenses, comparable in size to the company's film models. The M10 does not know how to shoot video, so the recording start button at the top of the device was replaced with a regulator for fast switching between light sensitivity modes.
The camera houses a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and Leica's own Maestro II processor. Thanks to the new chip, the M10 can capture images with aperture range from ISO 100 to 50,000 - far beyond the capabilities of the previous model - and has an extended dynamic range. The company claims that the quality of the M10 is comparable to the Leica Q unveiled that year. The battery is smaller compared to the M240, but should be enough for a few hundred shots. In addition, the M10's viewfinder offers a 30% wider field of view.
The camera also has built-in support for Wi-Fi, so that it can be connected to an iOS smartphone or tablet (Android versions will appear a little later) and control it remotely. There you can view all the pictures taken and transfer them to your mobile device.
The M10 will go on sale tomorrow for $ 6,495.>